From pain to profit, those courageous Apple fans who managed to brave the big crowds last Thursday night at the official Sydney Apple store opening are getting their sweet revenge by selling off the T-shirts given to them as a gift for their devotion.
At last count, there were 15 ‘Apple Store T-shirt’ auctions being listed on the Australian eBay site
with most sellers buoyed by international interest in the commemorative T-shirt release and insisting they will ship internationally.
In recent years, the growing interest in Apple Stores popping up around the globe has attracted a new collecting craze for the limited release of city branded Apple store memorabilia that comes with each store opening.
One eBay seller
with bids above $150, was even so bold to pronounce their spot in the line (11th, they wrote on their listing), with a picture of an overexcited Apple Geek clasping their free Apple gift in-hand.
The majority of auctions are sailing over the $50 dollar mark with plenty of bidders showing interest in the kitschy blue Sydney t-shirts.
How anybody can prove this with just with a photograph of a hand holding a small cardboard box, we're not sure.
2500 ‘Sydney Apple Store’ T-shirts were released to the first people to enter the store, with each described as geeky hulk sized XL, with date and wave motifs etched into each T-shirt to commemorate the opening.
Long lines that wrapped around from the middle of George Street all the way back down to Kent Street caused varying degrees of commuter chaos, but were enough to prove to the Apple devoted that some of the best things in life are often worth waiting for, even if it’s just a blue T-shirt.